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I'm intrigued after seeing a 85 y/o hitting 225 yards, I'm only 71 and hit 240metres and yeah it landed on top of the hill and went down the other side. I'm ave 200metres with a Tensei xstiff shaft SIM 9* head otherwise lol, about 220 yards but expect more soon as I'm hitting straightish now. So guys what distance with your driver specifics and age?

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I'm 71, 5'9" tall and about 145 pounds if I have my keys and some loose change in my pockets.  Sorry to say that I'm in the 165-170 range off the tee.

I live in Wisconsin and have learned to love mid-July to late August golf as the fairways get firmer and I get more roll on my drives.  180 yards here I come!!!

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PXG 0211 5 and 7 Woods  Paderson Kinetixx A Flex

PXG 0211 5 and 5 Hybrids  MMT A Flex

Cobra 7 Hybrid  A Flex

PXG 8,9,PW,GW Vista Pro A Flex

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Edel EAS 4 with BGT Stability Tour Shaft

 

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Not yet retired, but close at 65, and I play a Ping g410 SFT, set at 9.5*, with 43.5" 65g regular flex shaft, driving around 235 max, averaging 210-220 most of the time, figured by using my Garmin S10. Been launching pretty high as of late, so adjusting down to the 9* setting, and switching back to the 43.5" 55g reg. flex stock shaft to see if I can pick up some yardage. I have tried a lower tee height, just not consistent. My swing speed is only 80 mph., as it has been all of my playing time. I have been told that I should play a senior flex, but I feel it would be too whippy for me. Does your SS warant you playing a stiff? You could get more yardage playing a regular flex shaft, IF you are not swinging over 90 mph. Possibly get on a simulator, if available, to try a different shaft flex. I know stiffs help with direction, but can inhibit distance if you don't have a faster swing speed. My .02...

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Driver-Ping g410 SFT, 3W-Callaway Diablo Octane, Hybrids-Snake Eyes Viper 18*+ 21*, Irons-GigaGolf Reva Hybrid Irons 24*- 46*, Wedges-Cleveland CBX2's 50*54*58*, Putter-Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 11c

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Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro 8.5*, HZRDUS Smoke Yellow XS

TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver/2W 12.5*, Elements Chrome XS

Callaway Super Hybrid 17*, Aldila Rogue 95 MSI XS

Maltby KE4 Tour TC Hybrid 20*, KBS Tour Steel XS

Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal 5-SW, Project X LZ Tour S

Titleist Vokey SM7 60*/D

Evnroll ER5 Hatchback

 

  

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5 hours ago, Hacker Rod said:

Kinda cheating, but I'm retired at 

Yeah right, I forgot to mention that the over achievers need not be bragging here. I'm interested in what us old guys can do, at your age I was driving it 280-300 metres in Sydney but no big deal most I played with did it and in my mid 60's I could crank it 265metres and that was measured by a GPS..

I'm sure there's lots could do that or better..

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6 hours ago, Bobbers said:

I'm 71, 5'9" tall and about 145 pounds if I have my keys and some loose change in my pockets.  Sorry to say that I'm in the 165-170 range off the tee.

I live in Wisconsin and have learned to love mid-July to late August golf as the fairways get firmer and I get more roll on my drives.  180 yards here I come!!!

You know what you're doing good, we're same age height but I'm 88kgs. More muscle lol...

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I'm 65, and average around 240 off the tee.

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:titleist-small:T300 6-GW Irons

:ping-small: Glide 3.0 52 and 58 degree Wedges

:titleist-small: Vokey SM9 56 degree Sand Wedge

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7 hours ago, drb1956 said:

Not yet retired, but close at 65, and I play a Ping g410 SFT, set at 9.5*, with 43.5" 65g regular flex shaft, driving around 235 max, averaging 210-220 most of the time, figured by using my Garmin S10. Been launching pretty high as of late, so adjusting down to the 9* setting, and switching back to the 43.5" 55g reg. flex stock shaft to see if I can pick up some yardage. My swing speed is only 80 mph., as it has been all of my playing time. I have been told that I should play a senior flex, but I feel it would be too whippy for me. Does your SS warant you playing a stiff? You could get more yardage playing a regular flex shaft, IF you are not swinging over 90 mph. Possibly get on a simulator, if available, to try a different shaft flex. I know stiffs help with direction, but can inhibit distance if you don't have a faster swing speed. My .02...

Yeah I can increase distance with a regular shaft but prefer to find the fairway more often, ss is 105 ave but I'm getting stronger and with my speed training hoping 105 is the slow ave. But i have health issues so not sure where I'll finish, the next 3 months will answer that question if I do not over do it lol. I was using a senior shaft 2 years ago so I've recovered alot, I had some lessons but having a pro telling me I need to change to the perfect swing NOT happening so not going there and nowhere near me is a club fitter with the right technology to help so I'm making the most of what I've got...

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1 hour ago, Bang60 said:

Yeah right, I forgot to mention that the over achievers need not be bragging here. I'm interested in what us old guys can do, at your age I was driving it 280-300 metres in Sydney but no big deal most I played with did it and in my mid 60's I could crank it 265metres and that was measured by a GPS..

I'm sure there's lots could do that or better..

Consider me sufficiently scolded.  Sorry I chimed in.  

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Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro 8.5*, HZRDUS Smoke Yellow XS

TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver/2W 12.5*, Elements Chrome XS

Callaway Super Hybrid 17*, Aldila Rogue 95 MSI XS

Maltby KE4 Tour TC Hybrid 20*, KBS Tour Steel XS

Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal 5-SW, Project X LZ Tour S

Titleist Vokey SM7 60*/D

Evnroll ER5 Hatchback

 

  

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Age is just shy of 71, average around 220 yds or so from the tee with an occasional bomb here and there.  Swing speed upper 80s typically.  I normally hit the tee shot fairly straight and normally find the fairway.  

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at -1 and neutral) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBS Tour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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1 hour ago, CarlH said:

Age is just shy of 71, average around 220 yds or so from the tee with an occasional bomb here and there.  Swing speed upper 80s typically.  I normally hit the tee shot fairly straight and normally find the fairway.  

What driver shaft setup you use?

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11 hours ago, Bang60 said:

What driver shaft setup you use?

See my signature line. I play a Callaway Rogue ST Max with the stock Mitsubishi Tesai Blue shaft. Head is set to 10.5 with draw bias.

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at -1 and neutral) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBS Tour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball:  Maxfli TourX...Golf Bag: :ping-small: Pioneer...Shoes: :footjoy-small: Hyperflex... Glove: Red Rooster Feather

 

My Photography can be seen at Smugmug

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65 with a mended back about 200 225 now. But I have started back up doing some speed training and picked up a little bit of yardage yesterday maybe 7 yards or so

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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Semi-retired guy. I can hit it anywhere from 54 yards to 265 yards, the problem is I don't know which one I'm about to unleash!😅

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

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8 hours ago, CarlH said:

See my signature line. I play a Callaway Rogue ST Max with the stock Mitsubishi Tesai Blue shaft. Head is set to 10.5 with draw bias.

Ooooops didn't know about that, slow learner lol

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7 hours ago, Headhammer said:

Semi-retired guy. I can hit it anywhere from 54 yards to 265 yards, the problem is I don't know which one I'm about to unleash!😅

WOW that's a huge difference lol, I'm not that good lol...

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I’m 65. My tee shots carry between 190 and 210 yards, depending on the strike. If the fairways are particularly hard, I’ll get 25 or 30 yards of roll. Most of the time, I get about 10 or 15 yards of roll. I started playing 30 years ago and I’ve never been a long hitter. 

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Ping G425 Max

Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

PXG 0311P Gen. 3  6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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I appear to be on the other side of the driver length spectrum. 

I'm 66 and retired with a relatively new left knee, two shoulder operations, broken neck and a naturally fused back.  With my swing speed of roughly 72 mph and my Ping G400 SFT driver with a 40 gram senior shaft I get a performance distance on my Shot Scope H4 of 180 yards (max 201 yards).  That distance is consistent with my recent Club Champion fitting.  The good news from that fitting was that my driver smash factor averaged 1.49, so at least I was maximizing the distance with my meager swing speed.  

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Ping G400 SFT with a Matrix MFS 5 Korean Prototype Senior shaft, 12 degrees
Callaway Epic Flash 15 degree 3 wood, with a stock Project X Evenflow 45 grams senior shaft.  
Mizuno GT180 with a Tensei CK Blue 50 gram senior shaft
Ping G 20.5 degree 7 wood, with a stock Alta 65 gram senior shaft
Ping G hybrid 5 (26 degrees) with stock Alta 70 gram senior shafts.
Ping G30 irons 6-W, Yellow dot with graphite Fujikura EXS 60i R2-Flex shafts
Edison wedges:  50 degrees, 55 degrees and 60 degrees, 2 degrees up with KBS Tour Graphite A flex shafts
Putters:  Evnroll ER10 Outback
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5 hours ago, Golf2Much said:

I appear to be on the other side of the driver length spectrum. 

I'm 66 and retired with a relatively new left knee, two shoulder operations, broken neck and a naturally fused back.  With my swing speed of roughly 72 mph and my Ping G400 SFT driver with a 40 gram senior shaft I get a performance distance on my Shot Scope H4 of 180 yards (max 201 yards).  That distance is consistent with my recent Club Champion fitting.  The good news from that fitting was that my driver smash factor averaged 1.49, so at least I was maximizing the distance with my meager swing speed.  

WOW ave 1.49 smash factor is amazing, dude you've reinforced my belief that what I'm doing is right "high smash factor" Rules...

Impressive body with your repair list, hopefully you will keep enjoying your golf. We've got commonality in the number and seriousness of operations just different areas, mine are stomach related. My swing speed is high 90mph, take care...

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Not as far as I'd like too... consistently.  225-240 total most days.  But there are those 260+ that show up here and there that simply drive me nuts and have me asking why I cannot repeat them more often 😢.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

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